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Case Name Leopold v. National Security Agency NS-DC-0090
Docket / Court 1:14-cv-00805 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Special Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Records Disclosure
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552
Defendant(s) National Security Agency
U.S. Department of Justice
Plaintiff Description The plaintiff is a reporter who has written for a number of national publications but at the time the complaint was filed, was a contributor to Al-Jazeera America and an Editor-at-Large for The Public Record.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:14-cv-00805-TSC (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0090-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
NS-DC-0090-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/14/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinoin [ECF# 20] (2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 89282) (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0090-0003.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 20] (118 F.Supp.3d 302) (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0090-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/31/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Chutkan, Tanya Sue (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0090-0002 | NS-DC-0090-0003 | NS-DC-0090-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Light, Jeffrey Louis (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0090-0001 | NS-DC-0090-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Patton, Rodney (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0090-9000
Snead, Jacqueline E. Coleman (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0090-9000

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